Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Facial Rigging in Maya

From: Facial Rigging in Maya

Video: Using joints to build morph targets

Modelers also often consider Maya's skeleton and smooth bind And, I'm just going to drop in some joints, You can create joints by going to the animation shelf, or by going I'll create a joint at the neck that is just going to be a base To connect the jaw joints to the mesh, I'll select them one at a time holding the shift key down to add to the selection each time.

Using joints to build morph targets

Closed captioning isn’t available for this video right now. New videos usually include captioning a few weeks after they’re released.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Facial Rigging in Maya
Facial Rigging in Maya

31 video lessons · 1641 viewers

Jason Baskin

Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 2m 24s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you should know before watching this course
  2. 44m 42s
    1. Facial topology guidelines and problem spots
      4m 56s
    2. Understanding morph targets
      5m 9s
    3. Using Soft Select, Artisan sculpt tools, and symmetry options
      4m 40s
    4. Using wire deformers and clusters, and painting falloff values
      5m 36s
    5. Using lattices and wrap deformers
      6m 5s
    6. Using joints to build morph targets
      8m 32s
    7. Splitting symmetrical shapes into asymmetrical pairs
      3m 50s
    8. Mirroring asymmetrical shapes across the midline with wrap deformers
      5m 54s
  3. 35m 20s
    1. Connecting eye rotation to the graphical user interface (GUI)
      6m 20s
    2. Creating a "look-at" control for eyes
      6m 18s
    3. Blending between a GUI- and target-based eye setup
      5m 52s
    4. Working with eyelids, using in-between blend shapes
      3m 45s
    5. Working with eyelids, using fan joints
      6m 39s
    6. Creating eye tugging and auto-lid behaviors
      6m 26s
  4. 25m 2s
    1. Creating a basic user interface (UI) control
      6m 50s
    2. Using the clamp expression to create a more advanced GUI
      5m 0s
    3. Positioning the GUI to simulate on-face controls
      4m 45s
    4. Creating true on-face controls using clusters
      8m 27s
  5. 49m 43s
    1. Understanding the joint-based setup
      5m 21s
    2. Orienting the joints
      3m 9s
    3. Rigging the jaw
      7m 6s
    4. Creating a support structure
      3m 52s
    5. Attaching joints to the support structure
      6m 53s
    6. Binding joints to the final mesh
      6m 9s
    7. Adding final constraints to keep the entire rig intact
      6m 42s
    8. Finessing joint placement and rotation using driven keys
      5m 25s
    9. Balancing shape fidelity with rig density and usability
      5m 6s
  6. 1m 8s
    1. Next steps
      1m 8s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.

Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.

Mark all as unwatched Cancel


You have completed Facial Rigging in Maya.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.

Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.